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Mission of the SEC Office of Inspector General

The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the critical programs and operations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  This mission is best achieved by having an effective, vigorous, and independent office of seasoned and talented professionals. Those individuals carry out the OIG's mission by:

  • conducting independent and objective audits, evaluations, inspections, investigations, and other reviews of Commission programs and operations;

  • preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in Commission programs and operations;

  • identifying vulnerabilities in Commission systems and operations and recommending constructive solutions;

  • offering expert assistance to improve Commission programs and operations;

  • communicating timely and useful information that facilitates management decisionmaking and the achievement of measurable gains; and

  • keeping the Commission and the Congress fully and currently informed of significant issues and developments.